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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Community engagement, culture, and leadership development encompass the research projects for the high school Ensign Global Leaders. Community engagement projects have been requested by our partners at the local hospital, tribal leaders, and public health officials to improve public health in the Kpong area. Our research conclusions help to shape future research, as well as solve real problems people are experiencing now. The culture section exposes students to other cultures allowing them to gain a deep understanding of their surroundings and the world. Leadership development is based on professional and personal skill development achieved through a series of workshops, readings, and seminars. Students participating in the Ensign Global Leaders High School Program will interact with colleagues from the Ensign College of Public Health, University of Utah faculty and community members living in Ghana. Research from the summer of 2019 encompassed surveys of breast and cervical cancer knowledge, community health concerns, mental health, and growth and nutrition.  Research projects are subject to change for future trips.  Students will be part of a research team to help improve the health of the people in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

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